| ||Thread Tools|
|21st May 2013, 06:17||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
The first Jolla phone: 4.5-inch display, Android app compliant, 399 euros
Jolla's heavily teased launch day in Finland has already spilled some major news: pricing and specs for the first Sailfish OS handset. The phone seems to be called "The Other Half" -- or at least that's the working title for now -- and judging from Jolla's Facebook page it consists of a colorful plastic case, available in various shades including orange or green, which hooks onto the main chassis containing a 4.5-inch display (of unknown resolution), dual-core processor, microSD expansion with 16GB onboard, a "4G" modem, user replaceable battery and an 8MP rear camera. The chassis recognizes which case is attached and adapts the visual theme of the OS to match, creating "your other half, exactly as you want it to be."
Perhaps more usefully, the Sailfish operating system will also be Android app compliant out of the box, and we're currently on the ground in Helsinki trying to discover exactly how developers and users will be able to put that feature to work (while also chasing down the rest of the specs). Meanwhile, there's an emphatic video message from Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon after the break, seeking the world's assistance in taking the heritage of MeeGo into a new era.
Update: We now hear that the phone will simply be called the "Jolla."
Update #2: Jolla has just clarified that 4G means LTE. The display resolution has been vaguely described as "HD," which to our minds suggests 720p. Furthermore, it sounds like the way the "other half" interfaces with the main body of the device allows for much deeper functionality beyond just personalization. We've just added our own video tour with more information.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Samsung building mid-range phone with 6.3-inch display, says ETNews||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||9th April 2013 06:36|
|NEC Display Solutions Debuts 29-Inch, Ultra-Wide LED-Backlit Display||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||2nd April 2013 08:01|
|Unannounced Motorola Android phone surfaces, isn't the fabled 'X phone'||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||13th March 2013 08:09|
|Acer announces Liquid E1 phone with 4.5-inch qHD display, Android 4.1.1||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||28th January 2013 07:06|
|Sony reveals 3.5-inch Xperia E single or dual-SIM Android phone||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||5th December 2012 10:38|
|Nexus 4 official: Android 4.2, Snapdragon S4 Pro, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||30th October 2012 06:25|
|Jolla: the market wants an alternative to iOS and Android||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||26th September 2012 07:59|
|ViewSonic VCD22 22-inch Android Smart Display hands-on||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||4th June 2012 09:27|
|Sony ST26i benchmarks reveal Android 4.0, 4-inch FWVGA display and lackluster perf.||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||25th May 2012 08:18|
|Gateway Announces HDCP-Compliant LCD Display||jmke||WebNews||0||16th June 2006 13:02|